Recently, there has been an overwhelming out-pour of women publicly exposing their sexual abusers. This abuse has been in the form of harassment, abuse of power and rape. These allegations themselves are not astonishing news to the American people. Over the years, women and even men have been taking brave and risky steps to be … Continue reading Breaking the Code of Sexual Abuse
Congratulations! You survived preparing a great Thanksgiving meal, entertaining wonderful and even wacky loved ones, and the madness of Black Friday which has now become 'Black Thursday'. And the hoopla continues today on Cyber Monday. If you are like me, you graciously resisted the in-store shopping and peacefully surfed for online deals. By the way, … Continue reading Being Thankful After Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving is less than a day away! Are you REALLY ready for your loved ones?
We are one day away from biting into the scrumptious entrees and desserts that we have been working hours on to prepare. Can you smell the satisfying aroma lingering throughout your house? Maybe aside from one dish or two that still needs to be prepared, you are all set for the perfect Thanksgiving.
At least you think you are.
If you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year, you are probably looking forward to seeing the satisfaction on your family members faces and just enjoying time with loved ones that you haven’t seen in awhile.
Sounds perfect, right?
Except for one thing. Family drama!
That’s right. Although it is an exciting time to have family members over for the holidays, there is the risk of having those who have some form of conflict going on. Whether or not it is a recent event or something that occurred years ago, some…
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It’s that Monday again….
Right now, you might be still struggling to accept the reality that it is another Monday.
You are either trying to push your way out of bed to get your day started OR you have already begun your work day routine, sipping on your coffee for energy and looking around your office for motivation.
You are at Work.
You need to be at Work.
You don’t want to be at Work.
Do these thoughts sound familiar? Maybe you are just having the typical Monday Blues or perhaps it is something else.
When was the last time you felt excited about starting your day? When was the last time you felt that you were working towards something meaningful and purposeful? When was the last time you were enthusiastic about going to your job?
Now, this isn’t a motivational post to get you to stop working. But this…
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Happiness is something that I believe everyone wants to experience. Does any one actually seek to live a life full of sadness? There are people who become accustomed to unpleasant emotions that they naturally expect to feel a particularly way. I have been one of them. And at some point in your life, you probably … Continue reading What Determines Your Happiness?
What is your current mood? Is it determined by the weather you are presently surrounded by? Is it determined by how your day was started? Perhaps misplaced keys, a discouraging email, traffic jam or a bad cup of coffee (or even worse, none at all) has placed you in a 'bad' mood. This could be … Continue reading A Smile Can Change a Mood
October is Clergy Appreciation Month. During this month, many congregations acknowledge their pastors and ministers that provide them with spiritual leadership and support. This appreciation is deemed worthy because faithfully committed clergy have an important role that is packed with heavy responsibilities in the lives of those in their churches, communities and families. But do … Continue reading Ministers Silently Suffer from Mental Illnesses
“This is why I weep and my eyes overflow with tears. No one is near to comfort me, no one to restore my spirit” (Lamentations 1:16, NIV). Have you ever experienced a storm that shattered your life in away that you had never experienced before? Things were so broken and chaotic that you could not … Continue reading Castaway After a Storm
Have you ever experienced a night so agonizing that it felt as though extra hours had been added to it? You know one of those nights that you are ready to be over and done with but the hands on the clock seemed to have been stuck? Well, not only have I had them, but … Continue reading You Just Survived a Dark Night!
It’s Saturday. Yes, the weekend. This means that it is not yesterday or a previous week day. It is a brand-new day! Are you living in the now? Why? What happened this week that has your mind in the past? If you are not intentionally focused, you will miss out on everything that God has … Continue reading Remind Yourself That Today is a New Day